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  • China: China Launches National Campaign Against Counterfeit Drugs

    A national campaign targeting counterfeit drugs was launched on 27 March jointly by the State Food and Drug Administration (SFDA) and Ministry of Public Security through a notice issued to all provinces, autonomous regions, and municipalities.  The notice calls for mutual coordination and cooperation between local food, drug and law enforcement agencies in "combating" the production and sales of counterfeit and inferior drugs.  Local authorities are encouraged...
  • New Head of Chinese Regulatory Agency Appointed

    The Central Committee of the Communist Party of China (CCCPC) appointed a new head of the State Food and Drug Administration (SFDA) on 21 February. Yin Lin, MD  was formerly a visiting scholar at the Harvard School of Public Health from 2003-4, the Chief of Staff for the Ministry of Health and served on the World Health Organization Executive Board Committee. Yin Li will now serve as Commissioner of SFDA and a Party Secretary. Read more: Yin Li appointed a...
  • Saudi FDA Draws up Pharmaceutical Code For Pharma Manufacturers, Marketers

    • 01 February 2012
    The Saudi Food and Drug Administration (SFDA) announced that it is releasing a code of ethics applicable for pharmaceutical manufacturers and marketers operating in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, reports Arab News . The code, announced in Riyadh on 30 January, "will cover all those who deal with pharmaceutical products in the public and the private sectors," said SFDA Vice Chairman for medicines Saleh Al-Bawazeer. The code is expansive, covering both industry and car...
  • China Releases New Standards on Registration of Drug Substances Containing Mixed Powder

    China's State Food and Drug Administration (SFDA) today released new standards on the registration of drug substances containing mixed powders. The new notice is intended to standardize and clarify relevant requirements of "drug substances mixed powder" used in the preparation of pharmaceutical products. SFDA noted that this new standard should promote a higher level of product quality amongst products containing the mixed powders. SFDA - SFDA further standardizes ...
  • Chinese SFDA Issues Interim Measures for Food and Drug Compliance Report

    The Chinese State Food and Drug Administration (SFDA) today released an interim regulation titled, " Measures for Food and Drug Compliant Report." The regulation aims to standardize the management of complaint reports, "crack down on illegal activities", and promote the safety of food and drug products. The report is composed of 6 chapters and 33 articles, including measures on the management of complaint reports, responsibilities for institutional reporting, and guida...